Michelle Obama: How well do you know the first lady?

14. Barack and Michelle Obama met while working at the Chicago law office of Sidley Austin. What was their professional relationship?

In the summer of 1989, Michelle was an associate at Sidley Austin when she was assigned to be an adviser for a summer intern named Barack Obama. While working at the firm, he asked her out several times before she finally agreed.

In the summer of 1989, Michelle was an associate at Sidley Austin when she was assigned to be an adviser for a summer intern named Barack Obama. While working at the firm, he asked her out several times before she finally agreed.

In the summer of 1989, Michelle was an associate at Sidley Austin when she was assigned to be an adviser for a summer intern named Barack Obama. While working at the firm, he asked her out several times before she finally agreed.

In the summer of 1989, Michelle was an associate at Sidley Austin when she was assigned to be an adviser for a summer intern named Barack Obama. While working at the firm, he asked her out several times before she finally agreed.

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He was her boss.

 

She was his boss.

 

He was her hiring manager.

 

They were both interns.

 
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